Mizo Students’ Union (MSU), the second largest student body in Mizoram, on Monday slammed the authorities of private schools for their decision to charge tuition fees from students during lockdown.
A statement issued by the student body said that it strongly opposed to the decision by Mizoram Independent School Association (MISA), an umbrella body of all private schools in the state, and urged the organisation to reverse its decision and not charge fee from students during lockdown.
The MSU said many students, especially coming from poor background, will face inconvenience if fees are charged during the period of lockdown.
It asked state education minister Lalchhandama Ralte to intervene in the matter.
The student body also urged the state government to protect the rights of the students and ensure that parents are not given burden.
The MISA had earlier decided to take fees from the students during lockdown citing private schools have to pay their employees and other staffs.
State apex student body Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) also asked authorities of private schools not to charge fees.
The student body also thanked six private schools for their decision to waive off fees for students.